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Old 2nd Oct 2014, 05:58
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Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: The Winchester
Posts: 5,355
Hey wiggy.
Have you never heard the term 'take home pay'?

I said what I mean, and I mean what I said.
Yes I have, and I'm sure you do.

I could play the same "game" with my payslip because of where I live and am taxed, but the only person I would be fooling would be myself. If the original comment had been "his take home is 20K a month, mind you he/she has yet to pay tax in Ireland/France/Upper Volta or wherever" then eyebrows wouldn't have been raised, and the non-believers wouldn't have been quite as vociferous since 20K gross is, whilst unusual, at least credible.

Ultimately I know you (and probably others) think I'm coming over like a right phiart but I'm not looking to argue for the sake of it. I do however think it's important potential joiners don't make a life changing decision because they were unknowingly comparing apples with oranges.

Right, I am now off to console myself by looking at the "take home pay" on my own payslip whilst ignoring the tax bill that hit the door mat a few weeks back ....

Last edited by wiggy; 2nd Oct 2014 at 08:28.
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